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Shawna Klahn, DVM, DACVIM–Oncology

Associate Professor
  • Medical Oncology
Shawna Klahn
Animal Cancer Care and Research Center
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

DVM, 2007
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

BS, Zoology, 2000
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine—Oncology, 2011

Chemotherapy in veterinary oncology
Occupational exposure to hazardous drugs and chemotherapy safety; safety and efficacy of new chemotherapeutic agents

Clinical trial design and implementation
New diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic options specifically for canine or feline patients, as well as translational studies that advance veterinary and human cancer medicine

2019-present
Associate Professor, Oncology
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

2018-2019
Clinical Associate Professor, Oncology


Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

2012-2018
Assistant Professor, Oncology


Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

2011-2012
Veterinary Medical Oncology Clinician

Upstate Veterinary Specialists
Greenville, SC

2008-2011
Resident, Medical Oncology

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

2007-2008
Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

  • 2008 — Student Chapter of the AVMA Small Animal Intern of the Year
  • 2007 — Rock Valley Veterinary Medical Association for Clinical Proficiency
  • 2006 — Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association William J O'Rourke Award
  • 2006 — Dr. J.E. Salsbury Foundation Scholarship for leadership
  • 2006 — Student Chapter of the AVMA Scholarship for student leadership
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Cancer Society
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association